Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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On my last day in Barcelona, I visited the Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera. I had a flight to San Sebastián in the afternoon, so after checking out of my hostel, I decided to leave my luggage at the front desk for a few hours, and head out and...

The Germany I Don't Know

on Feb 15, 2018 in: random

A few months ago, we were in the Düsseldorf area for the Christmas holidays, hanging out with friends. We didn't really do much, just hang out, chill, relax, go grocery shopping, and so forth. But one thing that amazed me was that I saw for the...

Montjuïc Castle is a military fortress that dominates Montjuïc Hill. The end of the bus route that goes all the way to the top of the hill stops by this castle's doorstep. The cable car does the same thing, taking passengers from the bottom of...

Every now and then, I find instances in online communities where people seem to assume that they are interacting with Americans and Americans only. This is even though these online communities have an international nature. Say for example, you are in...

The neighbourhood of Montjuïc is something I haven't explored before, until now. So I decided to use the last afternoon I had in Barcelona to check out some of the interesting places to see here. I started with the Poble Espanyol, which is an op...

The other day, I saw a picture, posted on the travel subreddit, which was labeled by the poster as a fruit vendor in the "bordertown" of Hoa-An [sic], Myanmar. The poster claimed that he had plenty of other photos from Myanmar, but this was...

After the guided tour of the Liceu, I headed back to the interior. At first, I opted to check out the Palau Guell, which was just around the corner, but I wanted to do something else and check out something that typically is not in the tourist radar.